Redbox Instant wants a bro-hug from rooted users, updates app to remove restriction

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The Redbox Instant app was quite decent when it first launched a while back, but one glaring issue caused folks to 1-star it into oblivion — it blocked rooted users from using the service. Yours truly was affected, flabbergasted that a service I’d just paid $8 for couldn’t work on my phone just because I’d decided to root. The solution was easy, of course — just disable SU whenever you want to use the app — but it’s not something that should have to be done.

Well, you can finally put those pitchforks down and give it another shot as the company has released an update that changes the way it handles rooted devices. The specifics of the change weren’t given, but all we care about is that we’re finally able to watch our content without having to trick the app into thinking our devices aren’t rooting. If that was the only thing holding you back from enjoying the service you’ll want to grab the upgrade as soon as you can from the Google Play Store.

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  • Thomas

    Well….well….well, look who came crawling back.

  • MrSpoiler15

    First MS with the XboxOne and now RedBox.
    Score another one for the consumers.

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      Too late for me, I had gotten a
      month of this to try it and certainly won’t ever go back after realizing
      it didn’t work on my phone or tab and they would not refund me.

  • Texas Black

    i thought they were dead……

  • WhoaManWtF

    Too late for me, I had gotten a month of this to try it and certainly won’t ever go back after realizing it didn’t work on my phone or tab and they would not refund me.

  • CerealFTW

    now hulu+ needs to show some root user love. it keeps rejecting me when I go for a bro-kiss…. #nohomo

    • jaycemiskel

      Hulu+ works with all my rooted devices

  • agl82

    I’ll stick with the Netflix app, thanks.

  • David Narada Brown

    i love when verizon learns a lesson the hard way!!!

  • guitarist5122

    Bout time! I’ll actually give a try now and possibly raise my one star rating.

  • rudyy

    Treat me poorly and i never go back.